Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education and convener of the BringBackOurGirls group has been arrested by police in Abuja. She said, in a series of tweets, that she is being detained by policemen at the FCT Command. She alleged that the policemen were acting on instructions from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Other members of the group arrested with her include: Aisha Yesufu, Ms Maureen Kabrik, Jeff Okoroafor, and four others.
P @MBuhari :
I have been ARRESTED along with rest of our BBOG members and NOW DETAINED without a charge by the .@PoliceNG . WE are detained at the FCT command . The Police here has REFUSED to tell us why we are DETAINED.
What Are WE Demanding?
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 23, 2018